List by Author: Bob Price

Chautauqua County, NY is suing the pharmacuetical industry over opiods

08.25.17 | Bob Price

Local leaders say drug-makers are downplaying the risks associated with painkiller addiction. Drug addiction specialist Kia Briggs hopes treatment funds can be generated from the suit. The opiod epidemic claimed 21 lives in Chautauqua County...

A congressman from NY calls for harsher penalties for drug dealers

08.25.17 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Republican Congressman Tom Reed says drug dealers deserve the death penalty when their "product" kills. Speaking Thursday in Bath, NY, Reed noted the opioid epidemic has devastated families in the Southern Tier. Congressman Reed says he'll...

A campaign is underway in PA to raise awareness about skimmers

08.25.17 | Bob Price

Banking Secretary Robin Robin Wiessmann says the devices "allow criminals to steal your card data by reading information that is on the card when it is swiped or inserted." The skimming machines are often attached to gas pumps and ATMs. State...

A new ranking lists PA worst in the U.S. for community colleges

08.25.17 | Bob Price

The survey by WalletHub looked at things like college affordability and career outcomes. Pennsylvania has 113 community colleges that serve the education needs of nearly 200,000 students.

NY's governor has signed legislation designed to reduce student obesity

08.25.17 | Bob Price

It allows doctors to check for diabetes during routine school physicals. A third of New York children are obese or overweight. Students in 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grades are required by law to undergo a comprehensive health exam at school.  

Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. living 'high off the hog'

08.24.17 | Bob Price

House Republicans accuse Mike Stack of lavish spending habits, amidst the commonwealth's dire financial straights.  They say his grocery budget is over $30,000. Stack has been under intense scrutiny since he and his wife were accused of...

Cuomo directs DEC to probe seepage amounts into the falls

08.24.17 | Bob Price

There have been three accidents in just the past two months. Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins blames aging infrastructure at the Niagara Falls wastewater treatment facility. In just the past 10 days, four million gallons of...

Activists in Buffalo, NY want to tear down a statue of Christopher Columbus

08.24.17 | Bob Price

It's located in Columbus Park, just off of Columbus Parkway and it's been there for 60 years. Local revision historians and liberal activists have launched a petition drive to have Columbus come down.  But a recent online poll...

PA's health department is requiring students be "up to date" on all vaccinations by the first week of school

08.24.17 | Bob Price

For some Pennsylvania schools, that's next week. Those who do not show their records by the fifth day of school may be forbidden to attend class. There are exceptions for students who cannot or choose not to be vaccinated, but those must also...

Most opioid users stay on drugs even after overdosing, Pa. Medicaid study finds

08.23.17 | Bob Price

Perhaps the one good thing about an overdose is that it might scare a drug abuser into going straight. But new research shows that’s usually not the case. The number of people filling painkiller prescriptions in the six months after...

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